Artists' Television Access

ME and Mr. MAURI

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Presented by: Queer Cultural Center, Dr. Osa de la Riva, Eagle Bear Productions & ATA

During the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Osa collected 75+ hours of raw video footage, some at the bedside of my friends dying from AIDS.  She did most of the original filming without a budget, using borrowed cameras and donated tape. ”My subjects’ lives, stories, insights, experiences and opinions might have been erased from the historical record had she not video-interviewed them before they died. These interviews include some of the earliest recorded first-hand statements about the early years of Two-Spirit and LGBT Latino Liberation in California.”

From this archival footage our production crew assembled some of the most compelling moments and intertwined the stories of Native American/Latino activists who died of “the gay cancer” (AIDS/SIDA) during the 1980s. The recorded testimonies reflect the socio-political origins of several movements of the past 30 years: the Latino, Native American and LGBTQ civil rights movements and access to affordable health care.

Following the screening, there will be a reception and a Q&A.

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